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preview oct22 29sep20 Economic confidence from euro area and mortgage approvals data from the UK are due on Tuesday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.45 am ET, the statistical office Insee publishes France's monthly consumer confidence survey data for September. The consumer sentiment index is forecast to fall marginally to 93.0 from 94 in August.

Ireland's retail sales rose at a softer pace in August, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Monday. The volume of retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent month-on-month in August, after a 4.3 percent rise in the previous month. Retail sales grew 9.1 percent year-over-year...

Slovenia's retail sales declined in August, data from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed on Monday. The retail trade turnover fell 1.6 percent month-on-month in August. Sales in specialized stores with motor fuels decreased by 7.0 percent monthly in August and retail sales...

Sweden's retail sales rose at the softer rate in August, and the trade deficit decreased, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Monday. Retail sales rose 3.0 percent year-on-year in August, after a 3.7 percent increase in July. In June, retail sales rose 2.7 percent. Retail sales in durables...

Austria's manufacturing sector expanded at a faster pace in September on further increases in output and new orders, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Monday. The headline UniCredit Bank Austria manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.7 in September from 51.0 in August. A score...

Slovakia's producer prices continued to decline in August, figures from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Monday. The producer price index fell 1.0 percent year-on-year in August, same as in July. The domestic market prices rose 0.1 percent annually in August, after a 0.4...

Slovakia's economic sentiment improved in September, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Monday. The economic sentiment index rose to 87.7 in September from 83.5 in August. This was the highest reading in six months. Among components, the industrial confidence index...

Lithuania's retail sales rose for the fourth straight month in August, figures from the statistical office showed on Monday. Retail sales, excluding VAT, increased a working-day adjusted 7.7 percent year-on-year in August, following a 7.1 percent rise in July. Sales of non-food stores increased...

Norway's retail sales dropped in August, figures from Statistics Norway showed on Monday. Retail sales fell 4.9 percent month-on-month in August, after a 0.6 percent increase in July. Sales of cultural and recreation goods declined 23.0 percent monthly in August. Sales of information and communication...

Finland's consumer confidence decreased in September, data from Statistics Finland showed on Monday. The consumer sentiment index fell to -5.9 in September from -5.1 in August. Of the four components of the confidence index, the view on consumers' own economy at present improved in September, while...

Dutch producer confidence continued to improve in September, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday. The producer sentiment index rose to -4.8 in September from -5.4 in August. This was below the average score of 0.4 seen over the past twenty years. Producers were less negative...

Finland's industrial confidence remained unchanged in September, survey results from the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK showed on Monday. The industrial confidence index held steady at -20 in September. The reading for August was revised from -19. The indicator remained well below the long-term...

Spain's industrial producer price decline slowed for a third straight month in August, preliminary data from the statistical office INE showed on Friday. The industrial producer price index decreased 3.5 percent year-on-year after a 4.8 percent fall in July. The pace of decline has slowed in every...

Denmark's retail sales extended its declining trend into August, preliminary data from Statistics Denmark showed on Friday. Retail sales decreased 1.1 percent after a 1 percent fall in July. In June, sales grew 1.4 percent. Food and grocery sales were unchanged, after declining in the previous...

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